Southern Garden History Society regularly publishes events held by nonprofits and organizations that are of interest to our members. These events include symposiums, lectures and tours that provide participants with a greater appreciation of garden history and restoration.

Requests for listings in our events calendar should be sent to Peggy Cornett, Magnolia editor.






June 16-September 15, 2019

“Monet: the Late Years”
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, TX

Through fifty-two paintings, the exhibition traces the evolution of Claude Monet’s practice from 1913, when he embarked on a reinvention of his painting style that led to increasingly bold and abstract works, up to his death in 1926. Visit:



June 17-21, 2019

“Thrive Together, Diversity Grows Gardens”
American Public Gardens Association Conference
Washington, DC

From the U.S. National Arboretum, to the “outdoor museums” of the Smithsonian, the pristine garden rooms at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and the United States Botanic Garden, one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America, the 2019 host gardens will inspire and spark dynamic exchanges that celebrate diversity of thought, experience, and contributions through horticultural practices and public engagement.
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June 23-28, 2019

“Preserving Jefferson’s Gardens and Landscapes”
23rd Annual Historic Landscape Institute
Charlottesville,  VA

This one-week course uses Monticello’s gardens and landscapes and the University of Virginia as outdoor classrooms to study historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field trips, and practical working experiences introduce students to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture.
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September 20-21, 2019

13th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival
Charlottesville, VA

Celebrate the agricultural and epicurean legacy of Thomas Jefferson with workshops, lectures, and tomato tastings and family-friendly activities. Featuring the 2019 honorary chairs: chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters and Corby Kummer, senior editor and food columnist, The Atlantic. Speakers include Peter Hatch, Michael Twitty, Ira Wallace, and many more.
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September 26-28, 2019

“Landscape, Race, and Culture: Shaping a World of Color in the American South”
Old Salem
Winston-Salem, NC

Nationally recognized scholars from across the US will convene to discuss the issues of race, culture, and landscape and how these factors formed a complex world of color on the American South. This biennial conference is co-sponsored by the Southern Garden History Society and Wake Forest University. For more information visit: